Woodhouse heads to Malaysia

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of an Immigration NZ (INZ) selection mission to interview refugee cases who have been submitted for resettlement in New Zealand by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. “In... Read More

New Housing NZ homes welcome

Ohariu MP Peter Dunne has welcomes Housing New Zealand's decision to rebuild on the 41 Frankmoore Avenue site in Johnsonville. He says there had been concern following the demolition of a 12-unit complex on the site last year because of earthquake... Read More

A good day for NZ's Trump movement

ACT Leader David Seymour says he hopes New Zealand's Trump movement, consisting of Labour, the Greens, and New Zealand First, are happy now that the U.S. is out of the TPP. Mr Seymour described the parties as New Zealand's Trump movement... Read More

Bond tackles Invercargill homelesness

New Zealand First MP Ria Bond is rolling up her sleeves to renovate a room at the Salvation Army's Invercargill Emergency Accommodation – a building she has a strong personal connection to. Bond said she heard the Leven St emergency accommodation... Read More

Education = debt for life under National

Latest statistics show that student loan debt continues to balloon while participation in tertiary education falls under the current National government, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Participation in tertiary education... Read More

Emergency food grants sky-rocketing

More and more Kiwis are going hungry under National with hardship grants for food jumping 14 per cent in the last year alone, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “That's a damning indictment of how Bill English's government has let things... Read More

Major projects update released

The Government has released the interim Major Projects Performance Report for the period to November last year, covering 53 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $37 billion. “The Government is in the middle of... Read More

Electric vehicle funding

A total of 15 projects have been conditionally approved to receive around $3.5 million from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. The Fund was established as part of a package of initiatives to... Read More

EV charging guidance released

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the publication of guidance on public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) is timely as New Zealand's fleet reaches more than 2500, exceeding all targets. The guidance will support public charging... Read More

PM challenged over Pike River Bill

Labour is challenging the Government to support a Bill to remove any legal barrier to the recovery of the 29 Pike River miners, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter... Read More



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